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Supermarine Spitfire Vc

by Bob Whaites

 

Supermarine Spitfire Vc

 

images by Pieter Stroethoff

 


Tamiya's 1/48 scale Spitfire Vb Tropical is available online from Squadron.com

 

Description

 

Here is my Supermarine Spitfire Vc, which was flown by the great Australian ace, Group Captain Clive Caldwell.

The kit is a Tamiya 1/48 scale Tamiya Vb Tropical. The conversion to the "C" configured wing is an early creation of Jules Bringuier's Aviation Products, conversion No. RC-002.

I did quite a bit of detailing on this model including an instrument panel using Waldron instruments and bezels, scratchbuilt gunsight, True Details harness and buckles, guns from brass rod, making and fitting a deHavilland spinner and propeller blades, opened the exhaust ports, removed and repositioned rudder and elevators, fitted the rudder actuating ram and fitted True Details replacement wheels.

 

 

Paints were Gunze with a top coat of Aeromaster Satin to depict the semi-gloss finish that most Australian ground crews tried to apply using wax. This finish helped attain a bit more speed against the enemy.

The decals are set no. V4805 from Ventura, and depict a Spitfire Vc, serial number BS234 with codes CR C, representing the initials of Wing Commander Caldwell.

 

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Model and Text Copyright 2002 by Bob Whaites
Images Copyright 2002 by Pieter Stroethoff
Page Created 09 March, 2002
Last Updated 09 March, 2002

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